ICYMI: Tom Ford helms CFDA, Beyoncé as a lioness, Pomelo's biggest store, and Halloween ideas from Moschino
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1. Tom Ford is the new chairman of CFDA.
There is, perhaps, no better candidate to the throne than the man with seven CFDA Fashion Awards — including Menswear Designer of the Year — under his belt. Succeeding Diane von Furstenberg who held the reins for 13 years, Ford will now have even more influence over our wardrobe, seeing how the Council of Fashion Designers of America is dubbed 'the Oscars of fashion'.
2. Rihanna is well on her way to world domination.
On 10 May, LVMH and Rihanna confirmed the star's new luxury label, named Fenty. Nineteen days later, the popstar unleashed her first collection, along with new Savage x Fenty's drops. Is it any surprise that she's just been named the world's richest female musician by Forbes, with a reported fortune of $600 million?
3. Fendi staged its first joint menswear and womenswear show in Shanghai.
Held inside the sprawling 23,000 square meter Powerlong Museum on 31 May, the second Karl Lagerfeld tribute by the Italian house showcased looks from the fall/winter 2019 men's and women's collection, as well as five new designs for men and ten for women. Why Shanghai? "Fendi and China have a special relationship, since the show on the Great Wall in 2007," said Fendi Chairman and CEO Serge Brunschwig.
4. Chloé also held its resort 2020 runway show in the Chinese city.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi's vision for Chloe's resort 2020 show was brought to life in the romantic rooftop of the Long Museum at sunset. "Coming to Shanghai, I found a very modern city, but still you have all the layers from history — the Belle Epoque, Art Deco, and Communist era," Ramsey-Levi told Vogue. "The collection reflects this."
5. Beyoncé unveiled her spirit animal at The Wearable Art Gala.
…and it’s a lioness, obviously. Queen Bey, who is the voice of Nala in Disney’s live-action adaption of The Lion King, wore a Georges Hobeika gold catsuit that has a big cat motif sewn into the bodice, complete with feathers for mane and a flowing gold cape for drama. Now this is how you get in character.
6. Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior's latest resort 2020 with her $100K engagement ring.
After going MIA for over a year, the actress returned to the spotlight wearing a black silk gown from Dior's cruise 2020 collection at the X-Men: Dark Phoenix premiere, accessorised with her $100k engagement ring from fiancé Cooke Maroney.
7. Pomelo is opening its biggest store ever in Singapore.
The Thai brand is setting up their biggest shop yet at 313@Somerset, and you can book a fitting room within 1km of the store with its latest in-app feature. A 30% discount is offered storewide from 12 to 16 June in celebration of the opening.
8. Manolo Blahnik is showing his creations at the Wallace Collection.
If you love shoes (who doesn't?) and you find yourself in London in the next few months, pop by the Wallace Collection to see "An Enquiring Mind", Manolo Blahnik's exhibition showing from 10 June to 1 Sep at the museum. Blahnik's archival works are displayed alongside the artworks to create a dialogue between the designer's shoes and the museum's paintings and sculptures.
9. Halloween came early to Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot, thanks to Jeremy Scott.
The zany designer sent eccentric witches, chic demons, wacky zombies, dead royalties, prom queens, scare crows and the like down Moschino's resort 2020 runway. Scary bad or scary good? You decide.